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Hotel Maya Alicante 3.0

Alicante, Costa Blanca, Alicante Province

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Pros

  • 10-minute walk to the beach and 20 minutes to the Old Town
  • Some units have contemporary decor and balconies
  • All rooms have AC, minibars, desks, and hairdryers
  • Decent-sized outdoor pool with separate kiddy pool
  • Pool bar for drinks and snacks, plus an indoor bar
  • Mediterranean restaurant serving buffet or a la carte meals
  • Fitness center and tennis court
  • Mini-golf course and kids' playground
  • Meeting rooms
  • Free Wi-Fi

Cons

  • Complaints of thin walls causing noise issues
  • Many rooms have dated, basic decor
  • Some rooms lack balconies
  • Food receives mixed reviews

Bottom Line

The mid-range, 194-room Hotel Maya Alicante is a simple property situated on the outskirts of Alicante, sandwiched between the hill on which the Castell de la Santa Bàrbara is built and a busy highway. The beach can be reached in 10 minutes on foot, while the Old Town is a 20-minute walk away. Rooms vary between basic and dated, albeit clean, and contemporary. Regardless, all are equipped with air-conditioning, flat-screen TVs, and minibars, plus some add furnished balconies. Features consist of a medium-size outdoor pool and separate children’s pool, a tennis court, mini-golf, and bright gym. A Mediterranean restaurant serves buffet breakfasts and either a la carte or buffet dinners, but food receives mixed reviews. Travelers wanting a similarly priced property across the street from the beach should consider Hotel Castilla Alicante.

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Scene

Average hotel with mostly dated decor, but a good location 

Hotel Maya Alicante attracts a crowd of mostly couples looking to be within fairly easy reach of both the pool and the Old Town. While some units have contemporary, beachy decor, most spaces are basic and dated, with laminate wood paneling and furniture, a worn tennis court and gym equipment, and generic artwork. Nevertheless, guests are here primarily for the pool, which generally has plenty of adjacent loungers, and affordable rates. Guests are largely quiet, but thin walls and busy roads have led to noise complaints.

Location

Outside of Alicante proper, about a 10-minute walk from the beach

Hotel Maya Alicante is removed from the center of town, with a handful of restaurants, shops, and the Museo Arqueologico de Alicante within a 10-minute walk. Old Town and all of its sights, restaurants, bars, and shops can be reached in about 20 minutes on foot, or five minutes by car. The quickest route to the beach is 10 minutes. Alicante Airport is around a 25-minute drive away, while the Murcia-San Javier Airport is between 70 and 90 minutes away by car.

Rooms

Simple rooms with varying styling, air-conditioning, and minibars

The194 rooms range from simple and dated to contemporary and bright. The former are decorated with laminate wood flooring, honey-tone or dark wood furniture, striped curtains, red accent walls, and generic artwork. More modern units, meanwhile, are the Superior Mediterranean Rooms, which have white wood furniture, blue bed runners, white walls, and throw pillows with contemporary patterns. Note that many guests have complained of noise issues from the road and occasionally other guests due to thin walls.

Suites are spacious, featuring separate living rooms and furnished balconies. Some lower-category units have terraces, but not all. Standard amenities consist of air-conditioning, flat-screen TVs, minibars, safes, and free Wi-Fi. Standard and Superior Rooms have dated bathrooms with shower-tub combos, bidets, wall-mounted hairdryers, and free toiletries. Suites add jetted tubs.

Features

Outdoor pool, buffet dining, and meeting space

Facilities at the Hotel Maya Alicante are average for a mid-range property. The highlight for guests is certainly the outdoor pool, which is a decent size and has a small, separate pool for children. Its terrace has a good amount of loungers and a couple of umbrellas. Next to it is a pool bar serving snacks and drinks throughout the day. Up a level are a worn tennis court and mini-golf course, as well as a play area for kids. An indoor gym has panoramic windows that keep the room bright, and it offers limited cardio machines and free weights. 

Breakfast and dinner are both served in the Mediterranean restaurant. Food is served buffet-style or a la carte, depending on whether it is high or low season. The food tends to be decent if unspectacular, although some guests have complained that food at the buffet can be lukewarm. 

Meeting and event spaces are on-site, and Wi-Fi is free throughout the property. 

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Address

Calle Canonigo Manuel Penalva, 2, Alicante, Costa Blanca 03002, Spain

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